Native Land strives to create authentic urban homes that both respond to and enhance their neighbourhoods, via clever, sensitive design and meticulous planning. Since 2003, the company has delivered a £3bn portfolio of projects, developing and pro-actively managing its sites for the long term and helping to secure London’s future as a world-class city. Drawing on the best experience available, the company achieves optimum results by forming enduring working relationships with the leading consultancies and practises in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape design, branding, marketing and communications. Native Land possesses unparalleled experience of operating in the London property and now further afield, with an unerring ability to spot potential, predict and act on trends, and manage risk.
Last year, which was a challenging year for most companies, Native Land enjoyed several notable achievements and standout moments.
Firstly, it delivered OneThreeSix, an office building within The Portman Estate that was let in its entirety on completion to Smart Pensions. As the first major step into the work-place sector, Native Land was immensely proud of this achievement, particularly during a time when there was much uncertainty about the return to the office. In addition, OneThreeSix is one of the first all-electric powered office buildings in central London, which will be operationally carbon zero from day one, with electricity from renewable sources. As part of the same building, Native Land has just launched a collection of 25 exclusive apartments, TwentyFive W1, which are now available for viewing.
In addition, Native Land is immensely proud about the announcement that its Bankside Yards development is to become the UK’s first fossil fuel-free major regeneration project. After many months of work, Native Land and its partners set out the sustainability strategy for this vast £2.5bn mixed-use regeneration scheme, which will be served by a low-temperature, all-electric energy network on a scale not yet seen in the UK. The process will balance thermal energy across all of its eight new buildings and 14 restored railway arches. Each building will extract or reject energy into a single thermal network serving the entire development, thereby significantly reducing operational energy.
Bankside Yards will additionally connect London’s South Bank with Bankside for the first time in 150 years. It will include offices, amenities, bars, restaurants and cultural space, and a five-star urban resort hotel. The development will also deliver more than 700 apartments, including homes for private sale and to rent. Native Land is hugely proud to be pushing its sustainability agenda and being a leader in innovation in the building environment.
Finally, they are working hard to complete the fit-out of New Eidyn, as part of the wider lifestyle destination, St James Quarter in the heart of Scotland’s capital. Here, it will be delivering 152 premium residences with unique views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth, with access to some of the best lifestyle amenities that the city has to offer. Working with leading interior design studio Hudson & Mercer, Native Land looks forward to the apartments being completed in autumn 2022.